Radiant meteors

Radiant meteors

. The apparent paths of shooting stars on 27 November 1872. Meteor showers are named after the constellation in which their radiant appears. This meteor shower is called the Andromedids meteor shower because its radiant appears in the constellation Andromeda. The shower occurs every November when the Earth intersects the debris that has been scattered along the orbit of Biela’s comet. [Adapted from Amedee Guillemin’s Le Ciel, Librairie Hachette, Paris (1877).]

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University